Cal Fire

Wave to the firefighters

Friday the 13th is supposed to be an unlucky day, but it turned out to be a great day for me when about 10 a.m. I encountered a parade of beautiful red Cal Fire trucks headed into ...

Inmates learn new skills, work on the frontlines

The Robbers Fire has left 2,500 acres and one home destroyed in the wake of its flames ? making it even more vital for agencies across California to pull their resources together u ...

Fire near Foresthill grows to 2,400 acres, 30 percent contained

UPDATE 7:40 P.M. July 15 - The Robbers Fire grew to 2,400 acres by Sunday evening - up from 2,250 earlier in the day - but firefighters were able to contain 30 percent of it. The ...

Our View: Seeing fire crews in action money well spent

What started with a spark and 25 acres has ballooned into more than 1,900 acres of forestland on fire and more than 1,900 fire personnel trying to stop the spread. In the constan ...

Our View: Seeing fire crews in action money well spent

What started with a spark and 25 acres has ballooned into more than 1,000 acres of forestland on fire and more than 1,000 fire personnel trying to stop the spread. In the constan ...

Robbers Fire expands to 2,250 acres burned

UPDATE 12:00 P.M. July 15 - The Robbers Fire grew to 2,250 acres overnight Saturday and was 20 percent contained as of Sunday morning. The fire started Wednesday afternoon at Shirt ...

Fire crews battle 1,000-acre wildfire through the night

Nearly 1,500 firefighters from across California have transplanted into the Auburn-area to squelch Robbers Fire, but for some battling the wildfire is more personal than ever. F ...

Robbers Fire near Foresthill grows to 1,400 acres Saturday

UPDATE 10:12 A.M. JULY 14- Bolstered by hundreds of firefighters converging on the Robbers Fire from around the state, the effort to stop the stubborn blaze between Foresthill and ...

Fire in Cool under control

Firefighters contained a ½ acre fire in Cool Thursday afternoon. Cal Fire crews from the Amador-El Dorado unit controlled the blaze near Meadow View Acre Road and Majestic View a ...

200-acre fire burns between Foresthill and Colfax

  More than 250 firefighters were working into Wednesday night against the threat of increasing winds to stop the spread of the Robbers Fire. The fire erupted in steep canyon ...

70 percent containment in Colusa County wildfire

MAXWELL, Calif. (AP) - State fire officials say a large wildfire burning near the farming community of Maxwell in rural Colusa County continues to be contained. California Departme ...

Cal Fire plans 55-acre burn under the Foresthill Bridge Thursday

If you see smoke billowing up by the Foresthill Bridge Thursday, don't be alarmed, it's a prescribed burn. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), in ...

Suicide jump off Foresthill Bridge near Auburn

A man was killed in an apparent suicide jump Wednesday off the Foresthill Bridge, near Auburn.   The man parked his car near the bridge, walked out near the middle of the sp ...

Cal Fire doing prescribed burns near Colfax Wednesday

On Wednesday, May 9 and May 16, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire), in cooperation with the Colfax City Volunteer Fire Department, Placer County F ...

Our View: As fire danger heats up, so does personal responsibility for our properties

Don?t let the cool weather from Thursday fool you, we?re heading into the fire season, and you need to be prepared. As we stand at the front porch to the Sierra Nevada, there are ...